The Caversham Group Practice

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Telephone: 0207 428 5700

Flu Vaccines Now Available!

Your 2019 flu vaccinations are due! If you are an eligible patient, please get in touch with the practice to book now.

OVER 65’s – available now 

All patients’ aged over 65 years old are eligible for a flu vaccine, we have lots of stock and appointments available most days. We strongly advise you to book your flu jab in, as soon as possible. You’re welcome to pop in and we can opportunistically vaccinate you, bearing in mind you may have a very short wait for this 

UNDER 65’s – available from 21st October 

Flu vaccines are available for patients under 65 for anyone who is in an “at risk” group like the following: Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), if you’re pregnant or a carer (This is not an exhaustive list of what makes you eligible, so if you think you may be an eligible patient, gives us a call and we can advise you)

CHILDREN – call to check for availability

If your child was aged between two and four years old from 2nd September 2019, then they can get their flu nasal spray here at the surgery. 

If your child has become two after the 2nd September, then they’re not classed as eligible for a flu nasal spray at the surgery

All children in primary school should be offered it in their school, if you haven’t been offered this or heard about it, please query it with the school.

Read more about the flu here.

2019 National Patient Survey

The GP Patient Survey is an independent survey run by Ipsos MORI on behalf of NHS England. The survey is sent out to over two million people across the UK. The results show how people feel about their GP practice.

The results for the Caversham Group Practice is shown here.

Sabbatical leave: Dr Myatt and Dr Dickinson

In our ongoing pursuit of improving the care and service we provide to patients, the Caversham realises that the people who look after the patients also require looking after.

With this in mind, both Dr Jane Myat and Dr Caroline Dickinson will be taking some time away from the practice to recharge and refresh their batteries with sabbatical leave.

Dr Myat will be away from July 17th 2019 until November 2019 and Dr Dickinson will be away from July 27th 2019 until November 2019.

If you are a patient of Dr Myat, your GP will be Dr Zara Jealous.

If you are a patient of Dr Dickinson, your GP will be Dr Anoushka Seegobin.

CQC Report for Camden Extended Access Hub 2019

The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care.

They do this by monitoring, inspecting and rating services.

An inspection was carried out on the 10th January and a report was published on the 28th February. The Out of Hours Services at this practice was rated as Good.

Download the full report below.

The Summer Celebration

Let there by light poster. Hows a picture of flowers. This is an event on June 9th from 2-5PM which has steel drums, singing and a bit of cake.
We are delighted to be joining forces with Camden Carers Service to host our next event in the Listening [email protected] the Caversham Group Practice. Join us in wishing for sea shanties, steel drums, a lot of singing, people getting crafty and maybe just a little bit of cake on Sunday 9th June from 2-5pm.

Where to Next

 PPG – Where To Next

The Caversham PPG discussed its future activities on 10th January 2017.

The Listening Space

We are opening our revamped garden space to patients over the next few months and would appreciate your ideas on how you think we could use the space to benefit you; the patients, the most.

If you have any suggestions on usage of the Garden Space or would like to volunteer to help support the gardening group please leave your details in the Suggestion Box at the Practice.

Click here to view photos

Baby Clinic Update

PLEASE NOTE; We no longer offer walk-in baby immunizations on the Thursday afternoon baby clinic. An appointment now needs to be booked for this.

Patient Participation Group Meeting Invitation – 10th May @ 18:30 at the Caversham

Dear Friends,

A warm welcome to the Caversham Patients Participation Group meeting on 10th May. The Group’s aim is: To foster effective communication between the practice and the registered patients, and to promote patient engagement in the development of the practice. All registered patients at the Caversham are welcome to join the Group and to contribute to its work. We are particularly keen to encourage participation by younger people and from the many ethnic minorities among patients.

Agenda will follow shortly.

Yours faithfully,
Caversham Group Practice

Agenda Meeting of Caversham PPG 6.30pm on 2 February 2016

  1. Introduction & welcome.
  1. Selection of a new Joint Chair person.
  1. Updates on:
  • Meeting with London Borough of Camden Health & Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee 10.9.15 on closure of GP practices in Camden, and follow-up.
  • Local Medical Committee (Camden) meeting – update on proposals for reshaping general practice
  • Special PPG meeting 17.11.15 on patient participation in Camden GP Federation, and follow-up with Camden North PPG Alliance
  • Work of CPPEG
  • Membership access to NAPP website
  1. Healthwatch Camden report ‘GP participation in Camden – a study of variations’ -questions from PPG members.
  1. Time of future meetings.
  1. Any other business
  • Patient Survey.

Junior Doctors Strike

The BMA has announced strike action by junior doctors on the following dates:

  • 12 January 2016: Emergency care only between 8am on Tuesday, 12 January and 8am on Wednesday, 13 January (24 hours)
  • 26 January 2016: Emergency care only between 8am on Tuesday, 26 January and 8am on Thursday, 28 January (48 hours)
  • 10 February 2016: Full withdrawal of labour between 8am and 5pm on Wednesday, 10 February

For more information relating to the Junior Doctors Strike, please visit http://doctors.strikingly.com/

Christmas Service & Junior Doctors Strike

Christmas Service

We are closed on the following dates over the festive period. While we are closed, if you have any urgent enquiries please call NHS 111NHS 111 Service
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained advisor, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

We are closed on:

  • Christmas Day, Friday 25th December
  • Monday 28th December
  • New Years Day, 1st January

Additionally, our Baby Clinic service will not run on the following days:

  • Christmas Eve, 24th December
  • New Years Eve, 31st December

Our in-practice Health Vistor service will also not run between Monday 21st December to New Years Day, 1st January as the health visiting staff will be centralised across Camden during the festive period. This means that you can still access Health Visitor advice and support by telephone or at one of their Child Health Clinics on the following dates:

Hunter Street

  • Monday 21st December 1:30PM to 3:30PM
  • Thursday 24th December 9:30AM to 11:00AM

Gospel Oak Health Centre

  • Thursday 24th December 9:30AM to 11:30AM
  • Friday 31st December 1:30PM to 3:30PM

Belsize Prioriy Health Centre

  • Monday 21st Decemember 1:30PM to 3:30PM
  • Tuesday 22nd December 1:30PM to 3:30PM
  • Tuesday 29th December 1:30 to 3:30PM
  • Junior Doctors Strike

    The battle for a safe and fair contract is ongoing.

    The strikes have been postponed until further review on Jan 13th 2016.

    To find more information relating to the junior doctors strike, please visit doctors.strikingly.com

Camden Patient Participation Group Newsletter

Camden Patient Participation Group Newsletter – First Edition – Monday 21st September 2015

Contents

  • Welcome Message – Kathy Elliott, Chair of Camden Patient & Public Engagement Group (CPPEG)
  • Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Update
  • NHS England information
  • General Information

Welcome to the first edition of the PPG newsletter.

I have lived in Camden, and on the borders of Camden, for most of the past forty years. Last year I became a member of Caversham Patient Participation Group (PPG), and was also elected to represent the PPG on the Camden Patient and Public Engagement Group (CPPEG). Over the past year I’ve learned a lot about why we get involved and give feedback about our care; the data available to help us understand patient experience; and Camden organisations and services.

PPGs are an important partner for CPPEG as we all make our contributions to improving the health and wellbeing of people in Camden. For me, being part of my PPG helps me better understanding the concerns, priorities and contributions of the patients who attend my general practice.
I am looking forward to meeting representatives from all the PPGs at the CPPEG/ PPG summit on the 12th October and reading your feedback to the on-line survey before the event. It will be an important opportunity to explore ways we can work together, as well as alongside the many other people and organisations in Camden making a contribution.

I am looking forward to meeting representatives from all the PPGs at the CPPEG/ PPG summit on the 12th October and reading your feedback to the on-line survey before the event. It will be an important opportunity to explore ways we can work together, as well as alongside the many other people and organisations in Camden
making a contribution.

Please click here to read the full newsletter

 

Minutes of PPG Meeting 23rd July 2015

Dear all, Please find below the attached minutes to the latest PPG meeting dated 28/04/2015.

Minutes of PPG Meeting 23rd July 2015


Not a member?

All caversham patients are welcome to join our Patient Participation Group. The groups aim is to foster effective communication between the practice and the registered patients, and to promote patient engagement in the development of the practice. If you would like to join the PPG to attend futre meetings or if you would just like to hear updates via email please visit this page.

Minutes of PPG Meeting 28th April 2015

Dear all, Please find below the attached minutes to the latest PPG meeting dated 28/04/2015.

Minutes of PPG Meeting 28th April 2015


Not a member?

All caversham patients are welcome to join our Patient Participation Group. The groups aim is to foster effective communication between the practice and the registered patients, and to promote patient engagement in the development of the practice. If you would like to join the PPG to attend futre meetings or if you would just like to hear updates via email please visit this page.

Now order your repeat prescriptions using Patient Access

As requested by patients we wanted to make the online repeat prescriptions ordering process simpler, less time consuming and more informative.

We are pleased to release the option where you can order your repeat prescription using Patient Access. To re order your prescription using this service just log in, click ‘re order repeat prescription’ and tick the medications that you would like to re order.

You can also click the 2015-07-14_17-01-16 button next to each of your medications to access medication/ condition leaflets from www.patient.co.uk written by GPs for patients.

You can also check the status of your prescription request from the home page to see if it is still pending, accepted or rejected. We aim to complete and make available all prescription requests within 2 working days of request.

For patients already signed up to Patient Access you don’t need to do anything more to use this; it’s now available when you log in.

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To find out more, including how to sign up for patient access please visit this page

Minutes of PPG Meeting 21st October 2014

Dear all, Please find below the attached minutes to the latest PPG meeting dated 03/06/2014.

  Minutes of PPG Meeting 21st October 2014


Not a member?

All caversham patients are welcome to join our Patient Participation Group. The groups aim is to foster effective communication between the practice and the registered patients, and to promote patient engagement in the development of the practice. If you would like to join the PPG to attend futre meetings or if you would just like to hear updates via email please visit this page.

NHS Patient Online – Coming Soon

NHS England have directed practices to offer to patients access to the following online services to enhanced the IT-related aspects to providing health and care in both Primary and Secondary care settings. We are going to implement these changes by 31 March 2015.

This includes introducing the Summary Care Record and Patient Access to grant access to viewing certain details of their medical record securely online.

Please see this document for more information:

NHS Patient Online – Practice Statement of Intent

Patient Participation Group Meeting Minutes

Dear all, Please find below the attached minutes to the latest PPG meeting dated 03/06/2014.

  Minutes of PPG Meeting 3 June 2014


Not a member?

All caversham patients are welcome to join our Patient Participation Group. The groups aim is to foster effective communication between the practice and the registered patients, and to promote patient engagement in the development of the practice. If you would like to join the PPG to attend futre meetings or if you would just like to hear updates via email please visit this page.

Appointment Availability

We are aware that we have had a very restricted availability of routine appointments recently. This has been due to a combination of staff sickness, annual leave and unexpectedly heavy demand.  We know this is a problem and are seeking address this problem in a number of different ways.

Where possible the GPs are offering additional appointments and cancelling all but the most important commitments outside the practice.  We are also attempting to recruit some short term locums to help with the current shortage of appointments. We continue to offer same day access for urgent problems. Please bear with us during a difficult period for the practice.

The Caversham Group Practice Partners.

Please see this video from the British Medical Association, who are running a national campaign about the workload in General Practice:

Patient Access is now live!

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We have just launched Patient Access, which is an electronic system that allows you to book appointments over the web 24/7 without the need to call the surgery within opening hours.

You can either register online and start booking appointments straight away or alternatively you can come in to the surgery to collect a letter which will guide you through the registration process and provide you with all the details you need to get started.

In the future we will add more features to this which may include viewing your medical records online and ordering repeat prescriptions, though this is not quite ready.

Click Here – To visit our dedicated page to Patient Access

Patient online FAQ’s

 

New Website!

Finally!

Please explore the website, and if you would like to leave any feedback or feature requests please fill out the the below form and we will consider any additions or review any of our current content.

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Caversham Solar Panels

We have installed solar panels at the Caversham Group Practice as part of our Community Share Scheme. Solar Panels are the most common forms of renewable energy and they work by converting the energy from the sun into electricity.

The link here shows how much electricity we have generated since it was installed. The electricity is fed into our system helping us to reduce cost to aid patient care.

Patient Survery

Caversham Group Practice along with Patient Participation Group (PPG) would like to do a patient survey to get feedback from patients.

Please see the details of our last PPG meeting and also an update on our Listening Space garden located here.

We would be grateful if you can take few minutes to complete the survey via survey monkey link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FH2MGZF.

The deadline to send in your responses is 31st May 2018.

The results of the survey will  be discussed in our next PPG meeting on 19th June 2-4pm.

London Living Wage Employers

The Caversham Group Practice is proud to announce we are now

accredited London Living Wage Employers